Species: Himalayan Honeysuckle or Flowering Nutmeg (Leycesteria formosa)

Family: Honeysuckles (CAPRIFOLIACEAE)

Category: Flowering Plants

Location: NW

A. Flowering Plants

More extensive information on flowering plants can be found in a separate blog post.

B. Honeysuckles (CAPRIFOLIACEAE)

This is principally a north temperate family, with leaves mainly opposite along the stem. Unlike the Bindweeds the climbing honeysuckles twine clockwise. The flowers are two-lipped with five joined petals.

C. Himalayan Honeysuckle or Flowering Nutmeg (Leycesteria formosa)

This is an introduced species well known to gardeners trying to deal with its vigorous tendencies.